October 31, 2011

Duffy and Gibson named to Conference Carolinas all-Academic team

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team placed two student-athletes on the Conference Carolinas all-Academic team, announced league officials Monday.

Queens University of Charlotte paced the conference with seven all-academic selections, as King College and Belmont Abbey College had five and four honorees, respectively. The Bobcats were represented by seniors Luke Duffy (Wakefield, England) and Tyler Gibson (Gastonia, N.C.)

Duffy is in the midst of another fine season with the Bobcats, helping the Lees-McRae backline keep four clean sheets in conference play this fall. A native of Wakefield, England, Duffy has also accounted for one goal and one assist this season in conference play, netting the decisive goal in extra time against St. Andrews for his first career match-winner.

Gibson has set career-bests in nearly every statistical category this fall, making five appearances while posting a 3-1 record and making 15 saves. A native of Gastonia, N.C., recorded three consecutive victories over Barton, Carson-Newman, and Queens, allowing three goals in a trio of 2-1 victories for the Bobcats.

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Tuesday when the second-seeded Bobcats host seventh-seeded King College in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament at 7 p.m. on Tate Field.

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